About Jade Starling

BPsych (Hons) MPPsych Assoc MAPS
Founder & Principal Psychologist

Jade is a registered psychologist with a Master’s degree in Professional Psychology and a Bachelor of Psychological Science with First Class Honours. She is a warm, collaborative practitioner with a special interest in the areas of child, adolescent, perinatal and health psychology. Jade also provides psychological assessment and treatment across the lifespan.

​Jade takes a creative and holistic approach to working with clients. She works from a positive psychology approach and employs a variety of evidence-based therapies to optimise outcomes including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focussed CBT, Mindfulness based and Play Therapy interventions.

​Jade is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and regulated by the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. (AAPi).

​In her down time, Jade enjoys spending time with her husband, two young children, swimming and trying to bake!

About Shona Chapman

BEd.Primary & Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care

Shona is a friendly and creative teacher with an interest in early childhood education and care. She has a passion for encouraging little learners to develop their independence and resilience through a warm and supportive learning environment.

Shona has a particular interest in differentiating learning activities to enhance and cater to all types of students in her care and has developed individualised learning plans to both support and extend students.

Since completing her Bachelor of Primary Education in 2012, Shona has taught in various year levels from Preschool to Year 6, positively developing the minds of hundreds of little learners. In this time, she also completed her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.​

Shona is available for school readiness support, private tutoring, and educational counselling.

Shona enjoys spending time with her dog Ollie and hanging out with her niece and nephew, Jade’s kiddies!

About Sophie Lewis

BOcc.Therapy (Hons)
Occupational Therapist

Sophie is a registered Occupational Therapist from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Sophie shares a special interest in working with children, adolescence and mothers as they transition through birth into motherhood.

Sophie aims to deliver creative and evidence-based care utilising a family-centered and holistic approach.


As an Occupational Therapist Sophie strives to empower individuals to engage in meaningful activities to enhance social, emotional and functional wellness.

Sophie aims to identify areas of need utilising direct-observations, standardised assessment tools and play-based interventions to improve daily functioning.


Sophie endeavours to assist children in developing skills in areas of self-care, sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills, school, self-regulation, social skills and play to increase participation and independence.

Sophie is fully registered with Australian Practitioner Health Regulation Agency (APHRA) and a member of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA).

In her downtime, Sophie loves spending time in the sunshine, swimming and surfing!

About Dannielle Pickford

BSpExSc, DPhty

Dannielle is a registered physiotherapist with a Doctor of Physiotherapy Degree from Macquarie University as well as a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science. Dannielle strives to use comprehensive play-based assessment to identify areas where a child needs to improve. Her focus is on interactive sessions to help improve strength, function and skills that meet the goals that are important to both the child and their family through the incorporation of a family centered approach.


Dannielle is passionate about all areas of paediatric physiotherapy, though has a special interest in early intervention for children with gross motor delay. 


Dannielle is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). 


Dannielle has recently welcomed her second baby and in her down time enjoys getting outside and exploring with her family.

About Joanna Sterling

B.Psych.Sc (Hons) MPsych MAPS

Joanna completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Master of Psychology at the University of Queensland. She has experience working with individuals across the lifespan, with a particular interest in child and adolescent psychology. She is also available to complete psychological assessments.

Joanna is a warm and empathetic practitioner who uses an eclectic approach to work towards the goals of her clients. She draws on a range of evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), mindfulness training and Play Therapy.

Joanna is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Heath Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) and also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).


In her spare time, Joanna loves being at the beach! She can usually be found sailing, swimming and trying to surf with her family and friends.

Little Souls Psychology & Counselling
7a 24-28 Corporation Circuit
Tweed Heads South NSW 2486

Phone: 07 5633 5954
Fax: 07 3009 0599


Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

After hours by request

Admin team unavailable on Wednesday

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